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Pink Week Total: $1,000

Our school wide service project, PINK WEEK, raised over $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Ashley Tiesman, Chairperson of this event, presented Komen Board Members with the check on Friday, May 8, 2009.  Ashley received an application to join the September 26, 2009 Komen Walk and was asked to organized a Georgetown team!   Many thanks to Cheryl Wirsing, Cindy Brown, and Kathy Weglicki for coming to Georgetown to receive the donation from our school.

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Volunteers…We Thank You!

To All of Our Incredible, Wonderful, Invaluable Volunteers:

We, the entire Georgetown staff, want you to know that you are an essential part of our learning community.  Without you, we would not be able to…

• celebrate and honor our student artists with displays of their craft throughout the year.
• reach the ability levels of learners in reading, writing and math (Reading Counts, Baggie Books, Web  Reading, Project Learning and much more!)

• acknowledge birthdays each month  in the rotunda.

• safely offer field trips to varied destinations at each grade.

• support our learners in need of ole models for problem solving and decision making  (Kid’s Hope, Buddy Reading, Recess Games).

• offer parent/child activities that are safe, fun and full of memories.

And the list of student support goes on and on.  You help us with “behind the scenes” support of teaching and learning by running copies, stapling books, sorting projects and hanging posters — and much more!

We, the staff of Georgetown, believe that because of your support our students are better prepared to learn and we are then able to do more to reach tthe varied social, emotional and academic needs of all our students.

Our deepest thanks to each and everyone of you for the time you give to us and all the students at Georgetown!

You are invited to a VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION performance  at our Talent Shows on May 14, 2009 (10 am and repeated at 2 pm).  If you are unable to make this performance, you will be able to view this on our blog!

Many thanks, Mrs. Reagan and the entire Georgetown Staff!

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Weekly Events: 5/11/09

We have less than 18 days of school remaining, and many activities ahead.  The highlights of this week include the Georgetown’s Got Talent, the final Reading Counts Party, Popcorn Day and our School Carnival.  You child’s classroom also has many events taking place, so be sure to check their class blog regularly.  The links to the class blog are to the right–as well as our school google calendar, updated by Mrs. Nurenberg on a regular basis!

Mon 5/11 Day 1
Happy Monday!

Tues 5/12 Day 2
Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm

Wed  5/13 Day 3

Thurs 5/14 Day 1
K Classes to Outdoor Discovery Center
Georgetown’s Got Talent Shows (and Volunteer Appreciation Performance):  10 am and 1  pm

Friday 5/15  Day 2
Reading Counts Party
Popcorn Day

Saturday 5/16

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I have something to say…


Many thanks to everyone who participated in this event!  Throughout the week, we had well over 1,000 family and friends tour the building to read our writing in books,  on lockers, and on the walls. In addition to writing tours, we hosted Shirley Neitzel, author of over 14 books for children. Our week ended with JUST WRITE SKITS–student writing performed by our Broadway bound staff! We have compiled a slide show that highlights all the activities of the past week. ENJOY…and remember this:

If you have something to say, JUST WRITE!

NOTE:  You can still purchase a copy of our  JUST WRITE story collections at our lulu storefront. You may also download a copy of for FREE.

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WOW what a week!!!!  “Just Write” was another huge success this year!

18 school days and counting!  Hold on tight, these last few days will be a whirlwind!  But FUN!!!

Please forgive me for not getting a FTO for the last few weeks, but the office has been a little crazy with visitors and we are really hard at work trying to get all the Kindergarten lists finalized.

**Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

Please keep an eye on your child’s account balance as we get to the end of the school year. Your child will not be allowed to start the new school year with a negative lunch account balance. This is also true if your child will be going to the middle school or junior high building and they have a negative amount left from the elementary building. You can use the online system to check on balances or you can contact the Food Service office at 457-2400 to find out what your balance is. Final balances will be available after June 8, 2009. Money that is left in your child’s account will be carried over to the next school year. If your child is a 5th/6th or 8th grader, their remaining money will be moved to their account at the middle school, junior high or senior high. If you wish to transfer money between your children’s accounts, you need to send a note to the server in your school letting them know from which account you want the money taken from and which account you want it deposited in. Please write the full first and full last name of all children when asking for a transfer. If you do not want the money in your child’s account to carry over the summer, you will need to send a written request to your school for a refund. The request must include your child’s name, school building and where you would like the money sent to. Refund checks will be issued after June 8, 2009.
Requests received after June 8, 2009 will not be processed until August 25, 2009. It is also important to let the food service department know if your child will be moving to a different building or district for the 2009/10 school year. You do not need to let us know if they will be moving up to secondary building in your same district. The lunch and milk prices for 2009/2010 will remain the same. A reminder that we WILL NOT be sending out a lunch packet in August. You will be receiving a bright yellow postcard that will direct you to our website ( This website will have all the lunch information including a copy of the free and reduced lunch application. You can also apply for free or reduced price meals after August 1, 2009 at A new free/reduced lunch application must be filled out every year.  A paper packet with all of this information will be available in the school office and at the district office for those homes that do not have access to the Internet or just would prefer to pick up a packet. Look for your bright yellow postcard in the mail the week of August 10.  Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or concerns.
Stacey L. Wykoski – Director

A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be available for purchase the day of the carnival for $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

Serving Georgetown, Hudsonville, Jamestown, and Jenison areas. You must be between the ages of 4 and 18 years old as of July 31, 2009 to be eligible to play. If your child did not play last season, you will be required to bring a birth certificate or passport.

How to Pre‑Register Your Player: Go to, under Region 676 follow instructions to register
your child, print 1 form.  How to Pre‑Register as a Volunteer:  Go to, under Region 676, follow instructions, print 2 forms.  Bring all printed forms with you to one of our registration events. Preprinted forms will not be available this year.

Registration will be at the Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria on Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturday, May 16th, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Any questions, visit our website at

It is time again to sign up for Hudsonville Youth Football.    If your son will be in 1st‑ 6th grade in the fall of 2009 they can play youth football.  All grades will be tackle football and the cost is $60.
The easiest and best way to sign up is at www.hudsonvilleyouthfootball.comand  we would prefer you to sign up online.  We are having two sign up days at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The first sign up day is Saturday, May 16, from 9 am‑ noon.  The second sign up date is Monday, July 27, from 6 pm‑  9pm.  We will have used equipment for sale at the July 27 sign ups.    For more information on the rules, player evaluations and when the season starts go to  Any questions please call Karl at 616.662.9917 or email
Hudsonville Youth Football is not affiliated with Hudsonville Public Schools.

We are pleased to announce that registration is taking place for the summer HEAT Swim Team.  Registration Dates are as follows:
NOW:  At the Hudsonville Community Education Office

Registration at the pool the following dates:
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 ‑7:30 p.m., for HEAT levels 3 & 4.  Practice at 7:00 p.m. ‑ 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. ‑4:00 p.m., for HEAT level 2.  Practice from 4:00 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 4:30 p.m. ‑5:00 p.m., for HEAT beginners.  Practice from 5:00 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. ‑6:00 p.m., for HEAT level 1.  Practice from 6:00 p.m. ‑7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Beg. & Level 1 practice time ‑10:00 a.m. ‑ 10:45a.m.
Monday, June 8, 1/2 hour before schedule practice ‑ Level 2 practice time ‑10:45 a.m. ‑12:15 p.m.
Beginner HEAT ‑ $60
Level 1 ‑$80
Level 2 ‑$100 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 3 ‑$120 (additional cost for USA meet participation)
Level 4 ‑$140 (additional cost for USA meet participation)

For further information regarding levels, dates, meets, and expectations, please visit

Want to know what enrichment opportunities are available around the West Michigan area for this coming summer?  Check out the new Enrichment Opportunities tab on Hudsonville’s home page.  It has links to camps and activities in the area of math, science, computers, art, music and drama.  This one stop shopping guide can be found at  .

Have a great weekend and enjoy this time before school’s out for summer!!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

12 Tarry Hall Skating Party
12 Marco’s Night
14 T/TH K Field trip to Timbertown and the Outdoor Discovery Center
14 Talent Show @ 10a and 1p
14 PTC meeting
15 Popcorn Friday
15 Reading Counts Party
16 Spring Carnival 1-4p
18 M/W K-Mrs. Bohl Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
18 Hair Assembly @ 2:30p
20-22 5th Grade Camp
21 3rd Grade Field trip to Pigeon Creek Park and Tunnel Park
21 1st Grade Stadt/Woodring Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 1st Grade Huizenga/Veldman Field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center
22 ECSE Field trip to Hager Park
27 Marco’s Pizza Night
27 Pre-K Estefan Field trip to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
28 ECSE Last Day

1 5th Grade Celebration
1 Jet’s Pizza Night
2 4th and 5th Grade Field Day at Baldwin Middle School
3 M/W Pre-K and K Final Day of school
3 4th and 5th Grade Rain Date for Field day at Baldwin Middle School
4 Final Day of School  Dismissal at 1:00p  Hooray!!!  : )

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung and there have been lots of questions about things with wheels and what is allowed on the playground, etc.  Please support us with the following procedures regarding “things with wheels!”

Students are allowed (with parent permission) to bike, skateboard or ripstick it to school.  Bikes are parked at the rack and students walk to playgrounds.  Skateboards and ripsticks can be used UP TO the playground entrance and then MUST BE CARRIED onto the playground —as well as all sidewalks on the play ground/bus loop area.  NO USE (including TRICKS) with these at school will be allowed….even while waiting for the bus.

Ripsticks/skateboards are stored inside lockers.   Thank you for your support!  Safety is our focus.

Let me know if you have questions!  Mrs. Reagan

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Recess Game Day

We trained our entire school on the Trouble Free Playground Games today!  We had this event planned for September of this year, however, the weather did not cooperate with us.  After rescheduling the event three times, we finally settled for holding this event in the spring.

This past summer, eight staff members took on the task of reading the book, TROUBLE FREE PLAYGROUND. We introduced four games today, and we will be introducing two more this spring.  In the fall of 2009, we will open the school year with a field day designed around these games and MORE new games.  Our hope is to have a playground with ALL types of games for children to play, year round.  We welcome your feedback!

Many thanks to Mrs. Jurewicz for her outstanding leadership and implementation of these games.

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